Dog Bedding Dangers

Be aware of Dog Bedding Dangers at all times!

Most dog owners want to make their dogs comfortable in a crate of kennel and provide him with a blanket or towel. They also put a piece of clothing of themselves, including socks some times. Toys are left with the dog as well in order to “keep him busy”.
This creates constant danger of the dog tearing up the piece of clothing, the blanket and toy. There is a chance, with some dogs more than others, that they swallow pieces of whatever it is that they are destroying.


We have seen dogs actually passing whole socks and pieces of even rubber toys.
An American Bulldog was once dropped off for training at our facility. Three weeks later he passed a whole black sock. Luckily it came out! Nobody knew that he had swallowed it.
Another dog was left unattended with a soft rubber ball and chewed it up, without the owner noticing. It was discovered two days later what happened, when the dog passed little pieces of red rubber.
Not all cases go over that easy.
We know of numerous dogs that had to have surgery to safe them from not being able to pass a foreign object.
I remember myself purchasing an adult Rottweiler female for our breeding program. And she was never really eating well. But yet seemed to be normal acting otherwise. It was discovered during a hip x-ray, that she had a golf ball in her stomach, that had been their for who knows how long!
It couldn’t pass naturally, and had to be surgically removed.
If any bedding is provided to the dog, we should make sure that it is of most solid, non rippable material.
A “KONG brand bed” is recommended. The same rules go for toys and chew bones. Toys should be most solid in structure such as a KONG. Chew bones (rawhide) should be one solid piece. The kind that has knots at the ends are not recommended, as the dog can chew of the knots easily and swallow them as a whole.
Highly recommended Kong toy. This one is the original toy of the KONG Company. This brand started out with this very toy, calling it the Kong. It established the image of being tough. From there on, the company created different kinds of toys and bedding that was matching the non destructive image the company had branded by starting with the Kong toy. 
What we just learned! Make sure that the opening on the bottom of the Kong is smaller than your dog’s bottom jaw. We just observed a dog playing with the Kong, he needed our help to get it off- he happened to get stuck with his bottom jaw in the opening of the Kong while playing!

This is another recommended example of a toy made by Kong. Different shape, same material. Following the basic idea of being non destructible as the material is tough and there are no parts that could easily be chewed off of the toy.

 

 

A different shape -a bone also a Kong toy, opening up choices for dogs of different preferences.

 

 

 

 

And finally the recommended bedding- a Kong bed! Tuff material and washable. comes in different sizes and fits different crate sizes as well. Is available in black and red color

 

 

 

Soft bedding that is not recommended. the soft liner and the foam it was filled with, made it attractive and easy for the dog to destroy it. Luckily, he didn’t swallow any pieces of the dangerous materials.

 

 

 

Chew bones not recommended because of their structure. the dog’s teeth could easily get stuck in the gaps. Breaking a tooth off.

 

 

 

This bone is an example of the dog possibly chewing the knot end off and swallowing it in one piece. It could get stuck in his throat and/ or causing digestive problems if it makes it into the stomach.

 

 

 

The recommended choice of non dangerous chew bones is the “one piece” kind. Nothing can be chewed of easily in huge parts. Before a piece comes of, it will be well chewed and soft.

 

 

 

Dog toys not recommended. Those have parts that are encouraging a dog to chew them off and are potentially dangerous when swallowed.

 

 

 

 

Dog Nail Trim

The Dog Nail Trim is recommended to be done about every two months on average. Unless he is spending sufficient amount of time running on hard surface so that his claws are grinded down naturally. If he has due claws though, those of course need to be trimmed regularly as they don’t touch the ground while walking.
First it would be helpful if the dog gets used to have his feet picked up by you. Start by just touching the one food, and follow by giving him a treat! Foot by foot. Once he is willingly accepts being touched by his feet, start lifting them up one by one. Lift up , set it down follow with a treat every time. Until you can even hold the food up in the air for a longer and longer period of time. He will like having his feet picked up. Create positive association with the tools you are planning  on using by showing him the clipper, take them out of sight and provide a treat. Last not least would be, lifting up his foot and him allowing us to touch his feet with the clippers followed by a treat.
Once you are ready to actually clip a nail, just take the very tip embrace it with the cutter blades and snap it. Do not squeeze slowly. That would be similar to a pinch sensation, which could be painful. And of course follow with a treat after every cut.

If the dog has grown claws that are too long, it is necessary to cut them off little by little every week. If a nail that is too long is cut back a whole lot, the vein (quicks)  inside the nail will be injured and the claws that are cut to short might bleed. Once that happens, and is not handled correctly, It could also cause an infection!

Use Medi Styp to stop the bleeding.

 

 

 

 

Tools to be used:

Use the clipper that look like a bolt cutter shown in the picture left.
These have strong cutting edges and have very strongly constructed handles that allow to cut a nail in a snap- instead of a hurtful squeeze.

 

 

The use of a dremmel is recommended on dogs that either do not accept the clippers at all, or to take the edges off the claw

 

 

 

Do not use the kind of clipper (Guillotine) that has a hole to stick the nail through and then has a blade that pushes through the hole. This kind is not recommended for thick nails and the squeeze can be hurtful.
Puppies should have their nails trimmed just as regularly. It is recommended to use the human nail clippers of the larger size.

 

 

On small dogs with thin tiny nails, use the human toe nail clippers.

Camino Verde Pet Resort provides nail trims for dogs of any size for $12.00
You do NOT need an appointment, just walk in during business hours

Puppy love

One of the many opportunities I've had at CV Pet Resort is being able to work with puppies, watching them develop into these awesome dogs and knowing that I was part of it, is just pure joy. Little Lexus here is teaching me what love means. From the way she stares at me to the way she runs and positions her head on my legs so I can scratch her ears.  Puppies are just amazing!~ Vera Fuentes

Finding my vocation

Working with animals has always been a dream of mine, I've always felt the need to protect and care for any living being, from cats and dogs, to bunnies and prairie dogs. It was with this last one that I could actually say that I have found my vocation. It was a rainy Thursday, I was outside doing my regular work, when I see this little rodent run scared into a pipe. It immediately caught my eye because prairie dogs, even though they are around the kennel they do not come close to people. I went to see if something was wrong with her, she was scared and completely full of mud. It didn't look like she was hurt but she obviously wanted something from me, the only thing that past my mind at that moment was to give her a warm bath. So that's exactly what I did, she had her bath and I even tried to feed her some grass, it was until I let her free that I knew, being around animals is what I want to do for the rest of my life. As I was putting her down she was trying to run away from me, but once she was on the ground she didn't run, she stood there, looking at me with sweet eyes as if it was a thank you and a good bye. Now every time I see a prairie dog I remember that one special day. ~ Vera Fuentes 

Happy Days

Working with live animals can be challenging. Especially around dogs, mostly because there is a lot of barking and noise, they are all excited to see you go in and out! To them, mostly, it means "we get treats, our breakfast or dinner….and attention!, Hurayyyyyyy!". A lot of clients ask me how I do it? After spending 8 hours straight with all the noise the whole time, to come back the next day with a smile on my face and happily do my job. It is easy for me, I just love it! I love coming day after day and seeing those little faces, how they look at me, how they know who I am and especially how I can see the trust they have in me, what a priceless experience. Animals don't need to talk to express themselves, all you have to do is pay attention to the little details that they show you. ~Vera Fuentes

Mario
Mario

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Lupe Shiba Inu

I am excited to inform that after a year of working at CV Pet Resort,  one of our regulars, Lupe has finally warmed up to me and allowed me to pet her. Although it was only for a second,  for me it was big progress. She is a Shiba Inu, and even thou she is friendly she doesn't like to be touched, so you can imagine how special I felt. That is one of the little pleasures you get when you work at a place like CV Pet Resort. Getting to know all these different animals and seeing how they get to trust you is a beautiful experience I will treasure my entire life. ~ Vera Fuentes

Playtime with Lucy

Yesterday as I began my working day the very first thing I do is to feed all dogs who eat twice a day, as I was checking every kennel card to make sure I was feeding the right ones, I noticed Lucy had playtime scheduled. I continued with my routine and then proceeded to play with Lucy, I was surprised the way she guided me around the kennel as if it was her own home, I noticed she is a little old so I was happy to see how energetic she was as I imagined she would be at least 10 years old…. oh how wrong I was! It was until I took her back to her kennel that I noticed a piece of paper with all the specifications about her and where they made it to my knowledge she is not 10 years old.. she is 14 years old! It made me so happy to see a dog that old in such good care, a special congratulation to her owner. You have done a marvelous job with her, not only is she well trained to be on a leash and go to the bathroom outside, her health seems to be in excellent condition! ~ Vera Fuentes

New Entrance Door to Pet Resort

Finally!
After the door was sitting here for two months, we finally found some one that was capable of installing it!
Beautiful, now you know where to go..and you see through the window if anybody is in there or coming out with his dog!

Rottweiler Rescue

This Rottweiler male is in need of a new home soon

Rottweiler Rescue

This Rottweiler male is in need of a new home soonMy name is Brett and i have a Rottie mix we rescued from PACC about a year ago. i’m reaching out to find out information about reaching out to the Tucson Rottie community about potentially relocating our dog. while overall he’s pretty good for a rambunctious little 3 year old, some of his behaviors have gotten to be too much to deal with having a young child running around the house. unfortunately we just don’t have the time to spend to train him properly and it’s starting to cause a lot of stress in our household.

so i’m trying to reach out to see if i can find him the good home he deserves. we don’t necessarily need to give him up immediately, but i wanted to try reaching out to other Rottie lovers that might know of others looking for a young dog that they could spend the time to train him properly. i was hoping i could find somebody who might know somebody and so forth. any insights or assistance would be greatly appreciated. thanks so much.
Please email Brett directly stantoj1@comcast.net
If you are in need for training, contact andreas@zauberberg.com also recommended to visit dog training youtube channel

Lhasa Poo brothers for adoption

Lhasa Poo brothers for adoption,
These two sweet little dogs are brothers and live inside the house. They like peoples’ company, and want to be very close. They are very loving and affectionate. Being with some one all day is there fulfillment. Current owner is working 12 hour shifts, and feels they are too lonely. The both are Doggy Door trained. They don’t like to be with other pets. Good with kids and people. Lhasa Poos are an excellent alarm system. You would not miss any movement around the house of property, and yet, the never bare the liability of biting a person!

Breed: Lhasa poo
Gender: both Male
Name: Ty (color dark)  Tanner (the tan)
Age: 5 years
Shots: current
Availability: Immediately
Small adoption fee, only to approved home!

Contact us directly at cvpetresort@gmail.com  Phone 520-883-8464